Mary Baldwin Attains Longest Winning Streak

May 23, 2001

The Mary Baldwin Basketball team is ranked number one in the NCAA Division III final statistics for the End-of-Season Winning Streak for the 2000-2001 season. Mary Baldwin posted a twelve win streak that began January 12, 2001, and ran through the Atlantic Women’s College Conference (AWCC) basketball championships, ending February 18, 2001.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s purpose, as declared in the Division III membership manual, is to initiate, stimulate and improve intercollegiate athletics programs for the student-athletes and to promote and develop educational leadership, physical fitness, athletics excellence and athletics participation as a recreational pursuit. The competitive athletics programs of member institutions are designed to be a vital part of the educational system. A basic purpose of this association is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body and, by so doing, retain a clear line of demarcation between intercollegiate athletics and professional sports.

The Atlantic Women’s Colleges Conference was founded in 1995 and is committed to promoting the highest level of excellence for women in academics and athletics, through organized regular and post-season competition among its members, in adherence with the NCAA Division III statement of philosophy. Member institutions agree to abide by the NCAA Principles for Conduct of Intercollegiate Athletics and shall refer to Governing Sports Bodies Code of Conduct. Mary Baldwin University is one of the founding colleges of the conference.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women – the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

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